Introduced in 1948, the F-Series was the first post-war series of pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles produced by the Ford Motor Company. In a break from previous Ford trucks, the F-Series was no longer based upon a car chassis but on a dedicated truck platform. Remaining in production until 1952, the F-Series trucks were assembled at 16 different Ford factories. Serial numbers indicate the truck model, engine, year, assembly plant and unit number. Most common model was the F-1 with a 6 ½-foot bed followed by the F-2 and F-3 Express models with an 8-foot (2.4 m) bed.
Powered by a jaw dropping Mercury V8 Flat head engine, this fabulous left-hand drive 1950 F2 Pickup truck has had a reported in excess of £20,000 spent on it in the last four years. We are told the engine rebuild alone cost in excess of £4,000.
Imported from the United States in early 2011 and purchased by the current vendor in March of that year, ‘784 YUE' was first registered in the UK in September 2011. The last owner, prior to the car being exported, served in the American Air Force and only used the pick-up sparingly during 35 years of ownership. Included in the sale is a letter from the last US owner to the current vendor confirming these details.
The current vendor informs us that once he purchased this pick up it was subject to a ground-up, no expense spared restoration. The pick-up underwent a full bare metal re-spray and was stripped, re-furbished, re-painted and re-assembled. Paintwork, mechanical, trim, engine and tyres were all replaced, rebuilt or refurbished. The bodywork has been repainted in expensive two-pack paint to obtain a high gloss blue finish while the rear deck / flat bed is fitted with solid oak flooring which is reported to have cost over £1,000.
Since restoration and rebuild of the V8 engine, this truck has had very little use, having traveled just 20 miles and 36,467 unwarranted miles overall. With the current vendor not getting the time to use this wonderful vehicle it is offered here for sale. Supplied with a full V5C, this 1950 Ford F2 V8 Pick up is both MoT and tax exempt.
Simply described as the ‘real deal' by the vendor this V8 Pick-up must be of consideration at this estimate price.